Statement: Covid-19 Update

29 September 2020

We have been informed late today (29 September 2020) that three students who attended a face to face class at Perth College UHI, have tested positive for COVID-19.

As a result, six students and three staff members have been asked to self-isolate as part of the NHS Test and Protect process.

The students and staff are self-isolating at home. 

Following discussions with the local Health Protection Team, we have asked students and staff in the affected areas to go home today the 29th and tomorrow Wednesday 30th September to allow a deep clean of these locations. Staff and students in these specified areas should return to college on Thursday 1st October.

All staff and students who have not been contacted by the College or Test and Protect should attend on Wednesday 30th September as per their usual staff rota or timetable. There will be no catering service in the Brahan refectory on 30 September.

At Perth College UHI, the majority of students are studying remotely in semester one. Students who need to come on campus for the practical elements of their courses are usually in one day per week, We’ve been working closely with the Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (HISA) Perth to ensure a safe learning environment for those students and staff coming onto campus.

We continue to ask all our students and staff to remain vigilant and to follow the Scottish Government guidance. Dedicated student support staff continue to work with students to provide help and advice.

Students and staff with any concerns can contact their PAT or line manager. 

NOTES:

  • The confirmed case is not connected to our student residences, Academy of Sport and Wellbeing (ASW) or nursery.

  • The University of the Highlands and Islands partnership has over 20 years’ experience delivering through blended learning combining video conferencing, inventive online technologies, real-time support from lecturers and local staff and some face to face teaching. This has continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and we are well placed to ensure a safe learning environment for our students and our staff – this is our priority.